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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Switching from Android to iPhone

In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, a customer looks at the screen size on the new iPhone 6 Plus while waiting in line to upgrade his iPhone at a Verizon Wireless store in Flowood, Miss. A newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, a customer looks at the screen size on the new iPhone 6 Plus while waiting in line to upgrade his iPhone at a Verizon Wireless store in Flowood, Miss. A newly-discovered glitch in Apple’s software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

(CTV News) – Apple managed to sell a rather remarkable 47.5 million iPhones over the past three months, traditionally the quietest quarter of the year from a retail perspective. But as well as continued explosive growth in China, Tim Cook, the company’s CEO, put much of the performance down to what he describes as “Android Switchers.”

During the earnings call, Cook said that over the past three months Apple had: “Experienced the highest switcher rate from Android that we’ve ever measured.” And he went on to assert that 27% of sales were to consumers who were crossing the operating system divide.

All of which suggests it’s a growing trend. So, if after years of loyalty to Google’s operating system, you’re starting to seriously consider plumping for an iPhone the next time your contract comes up for renewal, how do you go about it without losing everything from contacts and text messages to photos and music?

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